ScreenDaily’s weekly round up of the local and independent openings in key markets this week.
Local production Moon begins its international run when it opens wide in the UK on July 17, distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing International. The film, directed by Duncan Jones, follows as astronaut (Sam Rockwell) as he reaches the end of his three-year stint on the moon, with Kevin Spacey providing the voice of the ship’s computer GERTY.
Denmark-produced documentary Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country gets a limited release through politically-conscious indie distributor Dogwoof. The films uses covertly shot footage to tell the story of the 2007 uprising of thousands of Burmese monks against the ruling military junta.
Tip Top Productions release a pair of Bollywood films, Jashnn and Kissan, both on limited releases.
With Harry Potter casting a spell over the box office on Wednesday, counter programming in France this week included the Oscar nominated The Reader from Stephen Daldry, which went out on 228 screens through SND.
Cannes sensation Xavier Dolan had his I Killed My Mother out on 55 screens courtesy of Rezo on Wednesday. The film, by the now 20-year-old director, tells the story of the relationship between a young man and his mother and swept up prizes in Directors Fortnight in May.
French comedy Tricheuse, directed by Jean-Francois Davy and starring Helene de Fougerolles, Zinedine Soualem and Valerie Kaprisky, was released Wednesday on 102 screens. The Colifilms Distribution title follows the trials and tribulations of a brilliant young attorney who is more interested in her career than in finding love. In order to please her disapproving landlord, she passes off her piano tuner as her husband.
On Pictures will release Silvio Muccino’s Italian-Spanish romantic comedy Parlami D’Amore nationwide this weekend. The film sees a timid 25 year old girl, who has drug addict parents, turn to a married 40-year-old when becomes infatuated with a beautiful girl. The film was a huge hit in Italy where it made an impressive $11.3m.
Multi award-winning Argentinean director Eliseo Subilea’s new film Don’t Look Down (No Mires Para Abajo) will be released by Karma Films in select cinemas across the country this weekend. The Argentinean-French romantic drama focuses on a young man working in a cemetery sculpture shop who meets a young woman that teaches him the sexual art of Tao.